FIFA Women's World Cup Wrap 08 June 2019

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Nigerian players react at the end of the 2019 Women's World Cup Group A football match between Norway and Nigeria, on June 8, 2019, at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium in Reims, eastern France.

Saturday's encounter will be the fourth meeting between the two experienced nations, having both appeared on the world stage in all previous seven editions. "So, I hope we can score a lot of goals".

With this win, Norway are level on points with hosts France, who they face on Wednesday.

Nigeria failed to clear their lines properly and Lisa-Marie Utland fired home in the 34 minute from a quick link-up play.

On a bad night for the African champions, defender Faith Michael was carried off on a stretcher after being caught by team-mate Oluehi.

Norway showed their class in the opening on Saturday evening with a 3-0 thumping of Nigeria.

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Six minutes later, Osinachi Ohale poked the ball into her own net from a cross.

"We have these players we have, and we've worked so hard as a group to grow stronger every time we meet", said Sjogren.

Nigeria defender Onome Ebi: "We're going to go back and look at our mistakes and work on them".

The first penalty came after a handball by South Africa captain Janine van Wyk and the second after follow through tackle by full back Nothando Vilakazi on Garcia which earned Vilakazi a second yellow card and a dismissal.

The Norwegians took a dig at the defending of the nine-time African champions before this Group A clash and it was what played out in the first half, when the Europeans netted all three of their goals.

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